Saturday, 1 June 2019

It's A Bugs Life

Good morning,  happy Saturday, and welcome to June. Do you remember last year when it was the start of a very long, hot Summer, I'm hoping that we get a little more of that! The fun new challenge over at Country View Crafts has been chosen by the lovely Jane, and it's 'It's a Bugs Life' Only a couple of months ago I was in Africa in Disney enjoying this film, though it seems like years ago now. Here's what I've made.

 I started with a Clarity stencil and some Distress Inks and brushes.

Then I used my very favourite 'happy birthday' sentiment which is a JOFY one  for Paper Artsy.

 I made a bit of a mess of it at the top, but it hardly showed, till I tried to correct it then it was much more obvious doh!

The stamped butterfly is by Rubber Dance, and the flying critters are Tim Holtz's Geo Springtime , and Geo Insects. I cut these with some wax paper and the pieces fell out beautifully, but then I lost the will to live trying to paper piece them so I just cut them a few times in different papers.

The 'wild and free' is by Rubber Dance, and I've matted and layered another 'happy birthday' so all's well again.
 I hope you have a very happy June, and be kind to the bugs, we need the bugs - except flies, no one needs flies!
Take care, and thanks very much for looking x


  1. Beautiful piece, love those butterflies. I'm hoping we don't get heat this summer like last year, it was awful! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Lovely background for your critters, wax paper or not! But been there done that... wax paper is just too thin to survive much handling! xx

  3. Fabulous stencilled background for your lovely geo insects!!! Have a great June!!! Big hugs

  4. Wonderful piece of art and I chuckled in agreement at losing the will to live! hahaha Those little buggers are lethal - death by a thousand die cuts lol, xox

  5. gorgeous work Sue - those insects look fab!!! And the background is wonderful!!! Hugs rachel xx

  6. I love the gentle air-brushed look of the pastel background, and those geometric insects look really cool. What a great card.
    Alison x

  7. Let's hope we do get another hot summer Sue. Your card is really beautiful, I love it xxx

  8. Wonderful card, very creative and lovely Sue.
    Great mix of insects stamps and die-cuts, they look fabulous together!
    Hope you're having a bit sun again today! :D xx

  9. Fab card Sue! It looks very delicate !
    Corrie xx

  10. Sue , I love this , the bugs are wonderful, and the butterfly really great, might have a look at that, lol- your lovely tones gives the most beautiful background !! Hugs, Dorthe xx

  11. This looks so nice, a great card.
    Love the butterflies and flying critters.

    Happy June Days.

    All the best Jan


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